The all-new Subaru WRX STI will once again be available in the UK, less than a year after the last iteration was sold in the country. Arriving in showrooms in May, the high-performance model will be priced from £28,995 ($47,600), making it roughly £4,000 cheaper than its predecessor.
Subaru says the substantial price drop is due to “recent movements in exchange rates” – referring to the depreciation of the Japanese yen.
The new WRX STI is powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged Subaru Boxer 4-cylinder engine producing 305 hp and 290 lb-ft (393 Nm) of torque. The unit is only offered with a six-speed manual gearbox that works together with the Multi-Mode Driver Controlled Center Differential (DCCD) version of Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system.
The new Subaru WRX STI has a longer wheelbase (+25mm/0.98in), which translates into greater leg room in the back and more shoulder and elbow room, as well as increased boot space over the older model.
By Dan Mihalascu